Metal News for May 28, 2011
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17 news articles posted on this day.
Greece's Naer Mataron has issued the following update from the studio about bass recording for the band's new album:
"11 in the morning and we started to prepare the recording of the bass, we fixed a great sound and we begin to record immediately. I paid a lot of attention on the lines which the instrument will follow. I wanted to give exactly the meaning of existence of my bass.
"The guys in the studio did everything they could to help me and they keep on checking every detail. The sound of the traditional Rickenbacker was something beyond perfection..."
Finnish progressive death metal act Barren Earth is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2010's "Curse of the Red River" (reviewed here). Keyboardist Kasper Mårtenson has now checked in with the following extensive recording update:
"And so it is that the ’super-group’, darling of the critics, Finnish Metal Expo’s Newcomer of the Year 2010 as well as the winner of Metal Storm’s Best Debut Album 2010, Barren Earth, has once again entered the studio. Our first venture into the realms of audio recording took place back in 2008, when we went in to cut our first (and only) demo. Summer 2009 saw the recording of our debut album, The Curse of the Red River, which was released in April last year. Since then, we’ve played quite a few shows, most notably in North America, where we did 28 dates earlier this year. The material played live has consisted of material from the album (as well as the Our Twilight EP, recorded in conjunction with the album), but new material has steadily been written, and now the time has come for those new tracks to be properly recorded. In other words, Barren Earth’s Studio Escapade Number 3 has commenced!
"All in all there are 12 new tracks. It is as of yet unclear which tracks will make the final album, but the aim is certainly to record all of them. The oldest of these tunes was rehearsed already at the end of 2009. Since then, the stream of new songs has been flowing steadily. New songs have emerged, but they have been subject to constant alterations. There have been all kinds of changes: the order of riffs has changed, specific notes have been altered, there have been structural shifting, verses have been added, omitted, re-added, re-omitted, only to be added once again. But this is only one aspect of the changes which have occurred. Also the titles have been in a perpetual state of metamorphosis. More...
Bury Your Dead has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek is set to come from Evergreen Terrace, For The Fallen Dreams, In The Midst Of Lions, Thick As Blood, Hundredth, Betrayal and Murder Death Kill. You can view the full list of dates, cities, and venues below.
06/28 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft
06/29 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
06/30 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
07/01 Dayton, OH – The Attic
07/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
07/03 St Paul, MN – Station 4
07/05 Chicago, IL – TBA
07/06 Cedar Falls, IA – TBA
07/08 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
07/09 Dallas, TX – Fat Daddy’s
07/10 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
07/11 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
07/12 El Paso, TX – Club 101
07/13 Tucson, AZ – Skrappy’s
07/14 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theatre
07/15 San Diego, CA – Soma
07/16 Lancaster, CA – Pioneer Event Center
07/17 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
07/19 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
07/21 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
07/22 Boise, ID – The Venue
07/23 Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
07/24 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
07/25 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
07/27 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Supercenter
07/28 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
07/29 Charleston, SC – Oasis
07/30 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
07/31 Springfield, VA – Jaxx
08/01 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
Tunisian death metal act Vielikan has posted the band's new single online, which is titled "Corpses, and Still no Life." The track can be heard in the player below, and the cover artwork is also available after the jump.
Sweden's Humanity's Last Breath is currently streaming the band's entire new "Structures Collapse" EP online. Head over to the band's Facebook or MySpace page to check out the new tracks. A teaser trailer for the EP can also be viewed below.
The "Structures Collapse" track listing is as follows:
1. Product of War
4. Righteous Death
5. The Aftermath
Ukrainian atmospheric death metal band Letargia has posted a music video online for the song "In The Arms of Silence." The video, which is taken from "The Burden of Human Passions" album, can be viewed in the player below.
Czech Republic based death metal band Heaving Earth has issued the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Patrik Šnóbl and vocalist Michael "Sepp" Kusák:
"After 3 years of stage demolishing and other violent acts, Patrik has decided to leave Heaving Earth. We wish him all the best for his next life goals, be it whatever he wants to do...
"Mass devourer of souls and Heaving Earth vocalist Sepp also announced his departure from the band due to his other career goals, that do not allow him to be functional and active member of Heaving Earth in next few years. We respect his decision and wish him all the best. Can't wait to hear some crushing death metal from Dubai, man!
"Sepp is gonna handle his vocal duties for all confirmed Heaving Earth gigs till the end of summer. New members to be announced soon... "
Canadian black metal act Sorcier Des Glaces has posted a new track online titled "...Et les Anges périrent sous la Neige," which is from the band's upcoming album "The Puressence of Primitive Forests." You can check out the track in the player below, or by heading over to the band's MySpace page.
"The Puressence of Primitive Forests" will be released this coming July via Mankind's Demise Records, and a limited 2 CD edition of the release will also be available including Sorcier Des Glaces' first album "Snowland" as a bonus disc.
New York metal act Fallen Angel, which includes former Joey Belladonna guitarist Robb Lotta, has now inked a deal with Hellion Records to release the band's debut concept album "Crawling out of Hell" (reviewed here) in South America. The currently announced South American release date for "Crawling out of Hell" is set for July 15th, 2011.
The band will also be announcing select tour dates in support of the album in weeks to come and is currently writing and recording the follow up to "Crawling out of Hell," which is tentatively due in late 2012. Additional details on the new album will be announced as they are made available.
A question and answer session from the band about the "Crawling out of Hell" album can also be found at the band's official website here.
The Human Abstract has posted a (curiously ass-themed) music video for the song "Holographic Sight," which is taken from The Human Abstract's "Digital Veil" album (reviewed here). You can check out the video in the player below.
A previously posted video interview with The Human Abstract, taken from the Atticus tour 2011, can also be found here.
Vocalist Riku of Finnish metal act Devenial Verdict has checked in with the following update about the band returning from hiatus:
"We're back! Last night we came back from our break. We had our first show in six months and we had a blast! Thanks for the audience, we'll see you hopefully soon enough.
"We've got some new tunes written and we're looking for new gigs in Finland. If you'd like to get us to play somewhere near you, just drop us a line!"
You can also listen to the band's music by heading over to the official Devenial Verdict MySpace music profile at this location.
After previously announcing that Miguel Newton and Portuguese writer David Soares would be appearing on the upcoming Holocausto Canibal album "Gorefilia," the band has now checked in with the following update about another guest musician appearance:
"The new confirmed guest participation for the fourth Holocausto Canibal album is our long time partner in crime: Nocturnus Horrendus [Corpus Christii] More special guests, to be announced soon! GRIND ON!" More...
Astral Doors has issued the following announcement about Daniel Bergrstrand mixing the band's upcoming new album:
"Daniel Bergstrand will mix the upcoming Astral Doors album 'Jerusalem' with release date in October. We are sure that Daniel can bring our songs to new heights and we really look forward to work with him. The album will be followed by a tour in October when the band hits the roads of Europe."
You can also check out Astral Door's addition to the Pit Stories column, titled "Smooth Move," by heading over to this location.
Onslaught has checked in with the following brief announcement about missing the band's previously announced Metalfest appearances due to vocalist Sy Keeler becoming ill:
"Unfortunately Onslaught vocalist Sy Keeler has been diagnosed with Laryngitis, and doctors have told him he cannot sing for at least one week. This means that very regrettably Onslaught will not be able to perform at this years Metalfests in Germany and Austria."
Saxon has issued the following announcement about streaming songs from the new album "Call to Arms" to fans who use the band's online forum:
"Counting down to the official release date, we will post two songs from 'Call To Arms' per day for all forum users that participate in the discussion. Each song will be available for online streaming for only one hour per day.
"Everyone that participates in the thread will get a personal email from our webmaster with a password to listening station.
"Today's discussion: what time do YOU want to listen to each day's song? Decide with each other and let us know and you will receive your password per email (abusers will be disqualified). Sunday the Call To Arms begins with 'Back in 79' and 'Surviving Against the Odds.' Thanks to all participants."
You can also check out a recent video interview with Saxon about the album here. The "Call to Arms" album will be released on the following dates:
June 3rd: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Norway
June 6th: UK, Finland, Denmark
June 8th: Greece, Poland
June 10th: France More...
Two-man Belgian act Ascend-ency recently signed to Shiver Records for the release of the "Regression" album. The cover artwork for the album can now also be viewed after the jump, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Cold Demons To Translucent Legions
2. Pray You Fools! Pray!
3. Flamethrower Salvation
6. Of Kings And Cowards
7. Parasites In The Garden Of Human Delight More...
A new song from European metal act Gojira titled "Of Blood and Salt" has made its way online. The track features guest appearance from Devin Townsend and Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah. The song is taken off the band's "Sea Shepherd" EP. You can check out the track in the player below.